Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Hot looks for fall and winter
If you've always wanted to figure out how that girl in AP Statistics looks so impeccable, I took some notes for you. Virginia Wiegand, owner of trendy boutique Vivendi, located in the Shoppes at West Village in Roanoke County, sat down to talk fall and winter fashion for teenage girls.
- Blousey shirts are making a comeback this year. Sheer, peasanty shirts are among the newcomers, and it’s hard to shop anywhere without seeing them. Pair this new style with a matching, solid-color cami underneath for a cohesive look. Tail shirts, which have a longer hemline in the back than in the front, are also going to be hot this year. Just make sure that you pair both styles with pants that are fitted across your thighs, Wiegand said.
- Blazers are a very versatile investment. You can dress them up or down, so don’t be afraid that you will look too professional. Also, keep the length in mind. If you pair a blazer with a little black dress, choose a cropped style, Wiegand said. Try always to keep the blazer hemline shorter than the dress hemline.
- Dressing up jeans can be easier than you think. “Darker denim will always look more sophisticated than light wash denim,” Wiegand said, “because you can always make them look more dressy.”
- Heels in the classroom is a don’t. “Small wedges, if they are comfortable, could work,” Wiegand advised. High school is meant to be casual and trendy. Plus, if you skip on the heels now, “your feet will thank you when you are older,” Wiegand said, smiling.
- Avoid the No. 1 teenage-girl fashion crime. “Don’t buy your jeans too tight,” Wiegand warned, “Most girls think that the lower the rise, the better the look. Some just don’t realize that low rises don’t look good on them.” Avoid becoming a fashion criminal by only buying jeans that fit you around your hips or waist. “If you have a muffin top in that pair, try on the next size up,” Wiegand said, or try a higher rise. It’s not you, she promises.
- If you can only buy one thing this season, buy a tunic. “You can wear tunics over tights or skinny jeans,” Wiegand said.
- Statement jewelry can be an inexpensive, fun way to change your look. If you are going for a necklace, make sure only to wear it with a simple neckline so that the two don’t compete for attention. “Stay away from prints too,” Wiegand warned. “They can be too distracting.”